The actor became nostalgic as the film completes 11 years from its release date on Christmas Day and shared how respected he is even today for being a part of the cast.
“3 Idiots will always be the most important film of my career and my life because of the impact it has with the world of youth. 3 Idiots for me is the calling card of any industry I go to, everyone looks at me with reverence and respect for that film all over the world, regardless of whether they understand Hindi or not. I don’t think any other film has touched that level of importance in my life, “he said.
In the film, Madhavan’s character aspires to become a wildlife photographer, but studies engineering thanks to his father’s insistence. Recalling his character in the film, the actor shared: “The role of Farhan Qureshi and the conversation he had with his father is the kind of conversation every boy has had with their parents at one time or another. The character has become completely synonymous with the struggle of the younger generation to prove their individuality and for this I will always be known as Farhan from 3 Idiots!
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film stars Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Omi Vaidya and Mona Singh in key roles, alongside Madhavan.